Youth Service Grant Proposal

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ANDY LEWIS WRITING SAMPLE- CONFIDENTAL DOCUMENT Advocates for Youth Youth of Color Initiative Runaway and Homeless Adolescent HealthCare Project Runaway and Homeless Adolescent HealthCare Project _________________ a community-based 501(C)(3) organization delivering services to children and families in Central Brooklyn since 1998 submits the following proposal to Advocates for Youth, Youth of Color Initiative for consideration. ________ is requesting $______ to assist our Runaway and Homeless HealthCare Support Project, and to enhance our Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program to provide special emphasis on adolescent girls who are homeless. Our mission is to empower individuals, promote self-sufficiency, and create a sense of community. We accomplish this through programs focused on educational advancement, economic empowerment, and neighborhood development. Our programs build greater access to health education and resources, help people find jobs, and support our community’s young people with programs that promote educational, recreational, and socialization skills. _______________ principally serves the Central Brooklyn communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Bushwick and Brownsville, though we were recently selected to provide after-school services to high schools in the Bronx and we manage a Citywide Day Care network. We work within a network of five satellite offices and partner with schools, government agencies, and other community-based organizations to deliver life sustaining services. To date, BBCC has provided programs and services to over 12,000 community residents. The majority of our clients are low-income, people of color. Their ethnic composition reflects the communities that we serve with 55% African-American, 30% Hispanic, 10% White, and 5% Asian and others. Over 40% collect some form of public assistance, and almost 50% of children under 17 live below the poverty level. These communities represent the largest share of the...
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